Connect with us


270 new COVID-19 cases reported in Monroe County



Rochester, New York — According to the Monroe County Department of Public Health 270 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Monday.

The county is averaging 378 new cases per day over the past week, with a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 8.8%, per the latest update to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

A New York State web page tracks which variants of the virus are spreading in New York and another one tracks breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people.

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 was 391.63 through Nov. 29.

Monroe County said in an email Monday 2,643 new cases have been reported since the prior Monday along with 7 new deaths.

According to health officials, 82.2% (531,769 people) of eligible Monroe County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 485,419 residents, or 65.4% of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated as of Nov. 29.

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker, 9.18% of Monroe County’s hospital beds were occupied by COVID patients, and 20.45% of Monroe County’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients as of Nov. 16. That metric was no longer on the CDC’s tracker on Nov. 22, 2021.

To date, 1,492 people in Monroe County have died from COVID-19 since March 2020. The county said between March 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2021, a total of 198 COVID-19 related deaths were reported: 93% of the deaths in patients younger than 65 were not fully vaccinated and 71% of patients 65 and older were not fully vaccinated.

The Monroe County Department of Public Health resumed providing an update on new COVID-19 cases every weekday on July 27. The CDC’s numbers are updated daily but lag by several days.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email